This website is
dedicated to our 16 year old son Billy,
who was killed in a car accident.
Billy, as he was known
by all, was from Pearl River, New York.
He was a junior at Pearl River High School
Billy died April 3, 2003 as a result of
head injuries sustained
in an automobile accident which happened the day before.
Throughout his life,
Billy was extremely active athletically.
Baseball had become his passion and he
was named starting first baseman of the
Pearl River High School varsity
baseball team, The Pearl River Pirates.
Billy had also developed a love for golf, hockey and skiing.
He was well-known within our family and among his friends for his
approach to life, his love of sports, his infectious smile,
and most of all, for his mischievous sense of humor.
Billy loved to laugh and
to make those around him laugh,
and his fun-loving personality left a lasting
impression on everyone
his life touched.
He lived every day to
Making sure he and his friends enjoyed every minute of each and
day, aside from Christmas, was April Fool's Day.
He loved to joke around
and play harmless pranks on people.
Just the day before the accident he
came home from school all excited
because it was senior prank day, and even
though he was a junior,
some of his senior friends let him get in on the action.
He went on and on about how they dropped bouncy balls from the skylight
into the stairwell and how white rats had been let loose in the school.
(Little did I know that he also had a hand in letting the rats loose.)
He even wore a sling to his spanish class (he loved to annoy his spanish teacher)
and told the teacher he couldn't write because he had hurt his arm.
He just neglected to tell her it was an Aprils Fool's joke.
(This prank was originally intended for Coach Miller, his baseball coach but Billy knew better).
Billy had already started planning for next year when he would be a senior,
(and now that the Class of 2004 has graduated,
I can say that some
very close people in his life followed through with one of his pranks,
as close as they could to his original plan.)
But that was Billy, always having a good time.
Like a quote from his
"It was as if Billy knew something - living his life as if to say,
not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time."
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and yelling,
"Whoa! What a ride!!!"
Here are some of Billy's favorite things:
A League of Their Own
The Fast and the Furious
Beverly Hills Cop
(he asked for the trilogy and
never got to watch it,
it's still unopened in his room)
Music: Billy Joel, 50 Cent, Bon Jovi, Reel Big Fish
His favorite baseball team is the
NEW YORK YANKEES of course!
His favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys
And his favorite basketball team is UNC
His dream car is the Mitsubishi 3000GT
but if he couldn't have that he wanted a Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Billy also absolutely loved his sneakers (see the picture he took of them)
and his Timberland Jacket (I don't think he ever took it off)
And the one thing Billy really loved
was FOOD. All kinds of food
The above decal was designed by Billy's friends
in his honor.
They now adorn cars,
lockers, books, just about everything.
If you don't have one and would like one please call me.
Here he is again goofing around in school.
These pictures were part of his computer graphics final exam.
He took the school stairwell, changed the textures, and added himself and his friend Ryan.
The Music Playing is 'Never Say Goodbye' by Bon Jovi